Lot# 2182 - Auction 250-256
1898: Card from Jena, Germany bearing 10 pf. carmine tied 'Jena' cds, thence via St. Nazaire to Guayaquil with fine oval CORREOS / GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR arrival (Dec 3), framed TRANSIT / GUAYAQUIL in black at left. Delivery attempted and failed, struck with 'Non Reclame' in violet and readdressed to San Francisco (Dec 28). Addressee again unfound struck with circular 'Name Not in P.O. Directory' in violet and four line 'Advertised / Due 1 ct.', eventually returned to Jena (April 27, 1899) via Dead Letter Office. Unusual card.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 110 CHF
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